Interaction Designer

Birmingham, United Kingdom

Job Description


Job Title: Interaction Designer
MOJ Grade: Bc
Contract: 2 year fixed term
Closing Date: 6th July 2021
Location: Sheffield, Nottingham, Birmingham, London, Glasgow
Salary Range: £35,638 to £47,104 (National), £42,319 to £50,783 (London) depending on skills and experience
Interviews: w/c 26th July 2021 We’re recruiting an Interaction Designer (2 year fixed term) here at MoJ Digital & Technology, to be part of our warm and collaborative team. You’ll be welcomed into a thriving design community and into multidisciplinary teams, alongside user researchers, product owners and software developers to deliver world-class, user-centred services. Your job will be to design accessible and impactful services and products. You could be designing a sophisticated case management system for probation staff or designing tools that help people in prison prepare for life after release. To help picture your life at MoJ D&T please take a look at our blog and our Digital & Technology strategy. Key Responsibilities:

  • Analyse & interpret user needs and business objectives in highly complex service areas
  • Develop design concepts that help reimagine how services can be delivered end-to-end
  • Facilitate design workshops with the team, senior stakeholders and users
  • Rapidly design and test digital prototypes with users
  • Contribute to design standards and a pattern library, ensuring patterns and components are consistent, accessible, and easy to use
  • Contribute to developing best practice through our Design Community of Practice

If this feels like an exciting challenge, something you are enthusiastic about, and want to join our team please read on and apply! This is a Bc role with a starting salary of £42,319 (London), £35,638 (National) plus great benefits:
  • 37 hours per week and flexible working options including working from home, working part-time, job sharing, or working compressed hours.
  • We are committed to nurturing our staff and provide lots of training and development opportunities with learning platforms such as: Linux Academy, O’Reilly, Pluralsight, Microsoft Learning, Civil Service Learning, GDS Academy, etc.
  • 10% dedicated time to learning and development with a budget of £1000 a year per person
  • Generous civil service pension based on defined benefit scheme, with employer contributions of 26-30% depending on salary.
  • 25 days leave (plus bank holidays) and 1 privilege day usually taken around the Queens’ birthday. 5 additional days of leave once you have reached 5 years of service.
  • Compassionate maternity, adoption, and shared parental leave policies, with up to 26 weeks leave at full pay, 13 weeks with partial pay, and 13 weeks further leave. And maternity support/paternity leave at full pay for 2 weeks, too!
  • Wellbeing support including access to the Calm app.
  • Nurturing professional and interpersonal networks including those for Careers & Childcare, Gender Equality, PROUD and SPIRIT
  • Bike loans up to £2500 and secure bike parking (subject to availability and location)
  • Season ticket loans, childcare vouchers and eye-care vouchers.
  • 5 days volunteering paid leave.
  • Free membership to BCS, the Chartered Institute for IT.
  • Some offices may have a subsidised onsite Gym.
Person Specification Essential:
  • You have a grounding in user-centred design, from concept to final delivery. You know which tools, process or methods to use and how to bring an agile delivery team along with you.
  • You can listen to the needs of technical and business stakeholders, and interpret them in a way that is clear for both audiences. You know how to manage stakeholder expectations and navigate difficult discussions.
  • The ability to create high-quality, compelling design concepts and artefacts such as personas, service maps and wireframes.
  • You are experienced in rapid paper and digital prototyping. You can confidently work with developers and understand security, accessibility, version control and hosting.
  • You know what good public services look like and how to design in an inclusive, accessible way.
  • You are a strong team player who knows how to work with and get the best out of a multi-disciplinary delivery team
Desirable:
  • Experience designing public services
  • You can prototype in code to create dynamic prototypes using HTML, CSS and Javascript.
  • Experience designing at scale and in technical environments
We welcome the unique contribution diverse applicants bring and do not discriminate on the basis of culture, ethnicity, race, nationality or national origin, age, sex, gender identity or expression, religion or belief, disability status, sexual orientation, educational or social background or any other factor. Our values are Purpose, Humanity Openness and Together. Find out more here about how we celebrate diversity and an inclusive culture in our workplace. How to Apply Candidates must submit a current and relevant CV, with a link to an up-to-date portfolio showing your relevant work (if you don’t have an online portfolio, please upload it to Google Drive and include a link to it in your CV) and Cover letter (1 page max) outlining why you are interested in the role and how you meet the essential skills and experience required in the Person Specification above. In D&T, we recruit using a combination of the Digital, Data and Technology Capability and Success Profiles Frameworks. We will assess your Experience, Technical Skills and the following behaviours during the assessment process:
  • Communicating and Influencing
  • Working together
  • Seeing the big picture
  • Changing and improving
In D&T, we recruit using a combination of the Digital, Data and Technology Capability and Success Profiles Frameworks. We will assess your Experience, Technical Skills and the following Behaviours during the assessment process: Your application will be reviewed and sifted against the Person Specification above by a diverse panel. Successful candidates who meet the required standard will then be invited to a 1-hour panel interview held via video conference. Should we receive a high volume of applications, a pre-sift based on [Pre-Sift Criteria] will be conducted prior to the sift. Further Information Please review the following Terms & Conditions which set out the way we recruit and provide further information related to the role.

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Job Detail

  • Job Id
    JD1752965
  • Industry
    Not mentioned
  • Total Positions
    1
  • Job Type:
    Full Time
  • Salary:
    Not mentioned
  • Employment Status
    Permanent
  • Job Location
    Birmingham, United Kingdom
  • Education
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